Month: June 2021

  • England v France – the Rugby World preview, with video and teams

    first_imgBAGSHOT, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 25: Martin Johnson, the England manager looks on during the England rugby training at Pennyhill Park Hotel on October 25, 2010 in Bagshot, England. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images) Johnson was also asked why he thought things were seemingly coming together for England in this Six Nations? “How do things come together? Over the last 18 months we have had a group of young players who have forced their way into the team, they have had their opportunities to play and taken them,” Johnson added. “The form and consistency has improved and we are starting to get to a place where the foundations are in place.”Reflecting on the defeat a year ago Johnson added: “We have got to be a bit better. We can’t let them have their way and then it went into the refs hands. A lot of times at scrums you can argue either way who is right and who is wrong but he stuck his arm up Without being too technical and naming names we have got to stop them doing what they have got to do. We are better equipped at doing that now.”Last year, we took Dan off and put Dave on but it wasnt really down to Dan at that point. It is pretty clear when you look at what was happening. We have to be very strong on our loosehead side. Mas likes to get into that gap and put a lot of pressure through there. We have to stop him. know it’s coming. We have got to be up to it.Look out for Chris Ashton breaking another record…if he scores it will be his 10th try in 1o Tests, making him the fastest Englishman to score 10, two ahead of Mark Cueto’s previous record.To watch a video interview with Martin Johnson click here England: Ben Foden (Northampton); Chris Ashton (Northampton), Mike Tindall (Gloucester, captain), Shontanye Hape (Bath), Mark Cueto (Sale); Toby Flood (Leicester), Ben Youngs (Leicester); Andrew Sheridan (Sale), Dylan Hartley (Northampton), Dan Cole (Leicester), Louis Deacon (Leicester), Tom Palmer (Stade Francais), Tom Wood (Northampton), James Haskell (Stade Francais), Nick Easter (Harlequins).Replacements: Steve Thompson (Leeds), Alex Corbisiero (London Irish), Simon Shaw (Wasps), Hendre Fourie (Leeds), Danny Care (Harlequins), Jonny Wilkinson (Toulon), Matt Banahan (Bath).France: Clement Poitrenaud (Toulouse); Yoann Huget (Bayonne), Aurelien Rougerie (Clermont), Yannick Jauzion (Toulouse), Vincent Clerc (Toulouse); Francois Trinh-Duc (Montpellier), Dimitri Yachvili (Biarritz); Thomas Domingo (Clermont), William Servat (Toulouse), Nicolas Mas (Perpignan), Julien Pierre (Clermont), Lionel Nallet (Racing-Metro), Thierry Dusautoir (Toulouse, captain), Imanol Harinordoquy (Biarritz), Sebastien Chabal (Racing-Metro).Replacements: Guilhem Guirado (Perpignan), Sylvain Marconnet (Biarritz), Jerome Thion (Biarritz), Julien Bonnaire (Clermont), Morgan Parra (Clermont), Damien Traille (Biarritz), Alexis Palisson (Brive) RBS Six Nations: England v FranceVenue: Twickenham Date: Saturday, 26 February Kick-off: 1700 GMTCoverage: Watch on BBC One, BBC HD channel, Red Button and BBC Sport website (also on BBC America); post-match forum 1900-1930; listen on BBC Radio 5 live & online; text commentary on BBC Sport website and mobilesThis year’s Grand Slam could be decided at Twickenham when the only two unbeaten teams in the Championship go head-t0-head in the Championship, England being the bookies favourites, which they always when they are at home, almost ignoring who they are playing.Manager Martin Johnson was in typically pragmatic mood this week, even correcting the media who suggested this was a Grand Slam decider. “That’s factually inaccurate for a start,” he chided the media!A year ago England first showcased their new expansive style but it wasn’t good  enough because they lost the battle in the scrum and if they lose again at Twickenham, France will win their ninth successive match in the RBS 6 Nations.In Paris the France front row out-thought an inexperienced England team by refusing to scrum straight on, the responsibility of both tighthead Dan Cole and hooker Dylan Hartley. At Twickenham Cole, Hartley and Andrew Sheridan need to take responsibility for keeping the scrum straight. The battle within a battle could decide the game. Sheridan’s return is crucial.“Andrew is a big powerful man. He is against a smart tighthead in Dan Cole,” said Johnson. “They will want to get an advantage there rugby-wise and that will also be a psychological advantage. Andrew has been good with us this year. He is strong and powerful and he stands up in the tougest physical challenges in world rugby. He is developing aroudn the field and hopefylly we will see him carry on Satrurday. First things first he has a job to do in that front row.” LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALSlast_img read more

  • Lions 2013: 5 Things We’ve Learned. Lions v Rebels

    first_img Mait’s rate: Sean Maitland scored one of five tries for the Lions in their final midweek game v Melbourne RebelsBy Paul Williams Lions dominateTHE LIONS recorded their seventh victory in a five-try, 35-0 win against the Melbourne Rebels. It was an immensely comfortable win for the tourists, with the Rebels failing to score a point and securing just one kickable penalty – which they missed. The Lions secured 52% of the possession, 55% of the territory and their scrum was thoroughly dominant. Having received widespread criticism, the lineout functioned very well – they won 21 out of 23, with a highly respectable completion of 91.3%. After two early glitches, this provided quality possession with Richard Hibbard consistently hitting the middle and the tail. Fast, clean lineout possession coupled with an equitable approach to refereeing at the breakdown gave Owen Farrell the confidence to stand flat and consistently send strike runners over the gainline, with Sean O’Brien, Toby Faletau and Manu Tuilagi the notable recipients. Warren Gatland will be happy with that performance, but there is no more important number than zero – points the Lions conceded.Last chance saloon: should O’Brien be in the Test squad?Ambitious passing and offload gameThe Lions executed an expansive passing and offload strategy against the Rebels. Farrell stood flat and regularly attempted to hit runners in the wide channels. However, the most effective passes often came from a less obvious source. Sean O’Brien, Toby Faletau and Richard Hibbard regularly attempted short passes to supporting players. Whilst the passes didn’t always go to hand, when they did, they were effective. O’Brien’s inside pass to Manu Tuilagi started the break which led to Sean Maitland’s try. Encouraging the heavy carriers to pass before the tackle was a clever strategy. Big ball carriers set defenders, who have to set rigidly, with their feet wide apart in order to brace themselves for the impact. Failing to set properly can result in a player staring at the strip lighting on the ceiling of the medical room. However, a defender setting their body so rigidly means they are less flexible and unable to change their body position easily – hence passing to their left or right regularly takes the defender out of the game. Clever play.Skipper: Lydiate captained the LionsThe ‘invisibly’ impressive Lydiate MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – JUNE 25: Dan Lydiate of the Lions runs with the ball during the International Tour Match between the Melbourne Rebels and the British & Irish Lions at AAMI Park on June 25, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images) LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Dan Lydiate made 15 tackles against the Rebels, missing none. It was a master class in narrow channel tackling and matched the joint highest tackle count of any Lions player on this tour. Lydiate shares the record with…………himself. He also made 15 tackles against the Queensland Reds, yet Lydiate has received little praise on this tour. His selection on the Test bench was met with indifference. However, every team needs a Lydiate because anywhere between 40% and 60% of the majority of games are played without the ball. As they say, there are ‘piano players’ and ‘piano-shifters’, and Lydiate is unashamedly the latter. In fact, scrap that, Lydiate would make a terrible piano-shifter; he’d take it low around the legs and slam it mercilessly onto the floor. But he does make a devastating blindside flanker.Farrell’s faultless goal kickingSome have questioned Owen Farrell’s position on this tour. Many have opined that his tour has come four years too early and that his passing game and running game are not ready for this level of rugby. However, the same cannot be said of his goal-kicking. Against the Rebels, Farrell once again kicked 100% of his goal kicks, meaning that he has missed just one kick on tour. It has been an incredible performance with the boot and one that would surely be lauded if it wasn’t for the immaculate kicking of Leigh Halfpenny. As it stands there are no finer kickers in rugby than these two. Last chance to impressThe Rebels game was the last midweek fixture of the tour and the final chance for players to press for a Test spot. From this point onwards all team changes will be dictated by injuries and tweaks to game-plans, and the chance to impress on the field, for the majority, is now over. If this was the last chance for players to put their hands up, then Ian Evans and Richie Gray literally did. Both locks won six lineouts each and Evans also stole three of the opposition’s throws. Deciding who gets the second-row bench spot for the second Test will be difficult. Richard Hibbard carried well and his lineout work was reassuringly accurate. Sean O’Brien once again blended powerful ball-carrying with a passing game rarely seen in players with his physique. But the most impressive display came from Toby Faletau; it was the complete, modern, back-row forward’s performance. Faletau doesn’t sit in the wide channels or hide in the narrow channels, he tackles and carries all over the field. He was the second highest tackler, the pack’s leading ball carrier and beat twice as many defenders as anyone on the field. If this was the last chance to impress, Faletau and O’Brien certainly did.last_img read more

  • Minis: How to play Circle King

    first_imgLAST MONTH we featured the sumo version of King of the Ring, where two players work to push the ball-carrier out of the ring, or steal the ball from him. Here’s another version of the game. To win it, the two defenders have to bodily lift the ball-carrier and carry him out of the ring! To learn the rules of the game, download the PDF here and take it to training! LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALSlast_img

  • Six Nations: Scotland 17 – 19 France

    first_img An opportunists try: Stuart Hogg dots down to score the first try of the game between Scotland and FranceBy Alan Dymock at MurrayfieldThe match in 30 secondsScotland went incredibly close to recording a tough victory over France, but a late penalty saw the hosts lose out to a disorganised, disheveled looking Bleus side, falling 19-17.Huget’s hop: The winger scores against the grainThe game slipped away from Scotland who were good quality for their two tries – one from an opportunistic Stuart Hogg chasing his own high kick into France’s goal area and one from Tommy Seyomur who profited from lovely hands and a smart block to slide in for a second. However, a Yoann Huget interception metres from his own line was the first instant of A forward-running Scotland shooting themselves in the foot. The last and most telling turn from France after the referee gave a penalty to the visitors in the last play, with a perplexed Scotland adjudged to have put their hands in.There wasn’t enough time left to get up the park after this late hammer blow.Scotland – Tries: Hogg, Seymour. Con: Laidlaw 2. Pens: WeirFrance –Tries: Huget. Con: Machenaud. Pens: .Machenaud 3Post-match bulletin–            France had a woeful day at the set-piece, losing no less than eight lineouts. They also lost two of their own scrums. They were also turned over from three of their own mauls.–            Prop Ryan Grant made 38m with ball in hand – more than Tommy Seymour or Alex Dunbar.–            Machenaud and Mermoz made five turnovers between them. When you add this to the teams 91% tackle success rate, it shows the counter-punch-nature of Scotland’s two smart tries.–            Lapandry was the day’s top tackler, claiming 14 on his own. RW’s proposed France XV v Ireland: Brice Dulin; Yoann Huget, Gael Fickou, Mathieu Bastareaud, Maxime Medard; Jules Plisson, Maxime Machenaud; Thomas Domingo, Brice Mach, Nicolas Mas, Pascal Pape, Yoann Maestri, Antonie Claassen, Wenceslas Lauret, Louis Picamoles.The decision to play Vahaamaninha was an odd one to begin with, but in a scrambling game like this they needed scramblers. They’ll need something other than a lumbering lock against Ireland, too, who are quick off the mark. They also need to be able to slip through a wise old back-line next week. Maybe it is time for Fickou to play off the shoulder of a surprisingly energetic Bastareaud, before he runs out of steam? –            Simply put, Scott Johnson was “absolutely gutted,” while Kelly Brown thanked the crowd, but apologised for not doing it for them. “I felt as if we had quite a lot of control, but it was very disappointing to lose it in the last couple of minutes.” Johnson called it “growing pains, but it’s a game we should have won. Sometimes the scoreboard doesn’t always reflect that.Those growing pains hurt.”–            There was a lot of chat from Scotland’s coach about the issue with referees’ differing approaches to the breakdown. Scotland conceded 13 penalties in this game. France conceded five.–            Sean Lamont went off with a knee complaint, while Johnnie Beattie was seen on the touchline with crutches after hurting his ankle.The second score: Seymour scythes in, but it wasn’t enoughWhat’s next?–            Scotland were close to a famous victory (though admittedly this was a shambles of a French outfit). With four minutes to go the Scots coughed up ball and allowed telling turnovers, which confident, smart, successful teams don’t do.–            Hogg and Laidlaw did brilliantly throughout the game, knocking balls into France’s corners of the pitch for players to hound? Why did they not do this when they were ahead? In the last game Scotland cannot be allowed to play thoughtless one-out-runner rugby at key moments in the game.–            France need major changes. This was the most passionless and poor French performance for some time. Winning like that deserves scant praise, but nothing more. If they do not play inspired, ruthless rugby in the next game it will be hard to see Philippe Saint-Andre leading them to the World Cup.RW’s proposed Scotland XV v Wales: Stuart Hogg; Tommy Seymour, Alex Dunbar, Matt Scott, Max Evans, Duncan Weir, Greig Laidlaw, Ryan Grant, Scott Lawson, Geoff Cross, Richie Gray, Jim Hamilton, Ryan Wilson, Kelly Brown, David Denton.OK, so consistency in the back row now looks impossible because of injuries, but good set-piece for a large part of the game must be rewarded. And when Hogg, Scott and Dunbar are confident you have to be excited about them playing together. This team needs to learn to consistently grind out wins, stringing them together, so let this group, right now, be as uniform as possible. It’s all good experience coming through the rough results and realizing they can do it. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Scotland’s Tommy Seymour (R) scores his team’s second try during a Six Nations International rugby union match between Scotland and France at Murrayfield stadium in Edinburgh, Scotland, on March 8, 2014. AFP PHOTO / ANDREW YATES (Photo credit should read ANDREW YATES/AFP/Getty Images) last_img read more

  • England squad agree equal pay for Six Nations

    first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Before opting for equal pay, England players would receive £17,000 as part of a full match fee. Any players outside of the 23-man squad wouldn’t earn anything, even if they participate in squad training throughout the seven-week long tournament. Now though, the five-player committee’s decision includes all members of the squad, not just the match day 23.The restructure of payment within England’s Six Nations squad comes after taking a year-long 25% pay cut in September. With RFU revenue reduced through the impact of Covid-19, players agreed to lower pay. Assisting the logistics of elite rugby in England, the squad still includes some of the world’s best paid players. England squad agree equal pay for Six NationsA five player committee of senior squad members have agreed on a new pay structure for the 2021 Six Nations, with equal pay throughout the England squad. Splitting the £2.1 million pot evenly between the 28-man squad, each player will receive around £75,000 for the five games.Generally, only players a part of the 23-man matchday squad entitles them to full match fees, equating to roughly £15,000. However, with a smaller-than-usual 28-man squad, the pay structure now includes all players, regardless of appearances.The five player committee, including captain Owen Farrell and Ben Youngs, therefore decided their pay would match uncapped members of the squad, such as Alex Mitchell. Ensuring everyone’s effort in the squad is recognised, Youngs described it as an “easy decision” to BBC Sport.“Only 23 get to take the field but that doesn’t mean that only 23 are training hard and doing everything they can to prep the team. Everyone is pulling their weight to make this team as good as they can.” Each player in the 28-man squad will earn around £75,000 for the 2021 Six Nations, regardless of their playing time.center_img The England squad will receive equal pay for the 2021 Six Nations, regardless of playing time (Getty Images) Follow our Six Nations homepage which we update regularly with news and features. And check out the Fixtures, Injuries, Table, Venues, TV Coverage by clicking on the highlighted links. Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.last_img read more

  • La Iglesia de Inglaterra reactiva sus planes de abrir el…

    first_img Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Featured Jobs & Calls Director of Music Morristown, NJ Press Release Service Course Director Jerusalem, Israel This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Martinsville, VA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Rector Bath, NC AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Submit a Press Release Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Belleville, IL Submit an Event Listing Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector Smithfield, NC Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Albany, NY Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Rector Tampa, FL [Episcopal News Service] El Sínodo General de la Iglesia de Inglaterra, reunido en York, ha reanudado el debate sobre el acceso de las mujeres al episcopado, al pedir la creación de un comité gestor que habría de  preparar un anteproyecto de legislación a tiempo para la próxima reunión del Sínodo en noviembre.Una moción aprobada el 8 de julio pide también que se prepare un anteproyecto de Ley del Sínodo, o el borrador de una declaración, para la reunión de ese cuerpo en febrero de 2014, en que se tomen en cuenta a los que, por convicciones teológicas, no sean capaces de recibir el ministerio de mujeres obispos. La moción fue aprobada por 319 a favor, 84 en contra y 22 abstenciones.Las sesiones del 6 al 9 de julio son las primeras en que el Sínodo se reúne desde que lo hiciera en noviembre pasado, cuando una legislación anterior, que permitía a las mujeres llegar a ser obispos, fue incapaz de obtener por estrecho margen la requerida mayoría de votos en las tres cámaras (de laicos, de clérigos y de obispos), pese a obtener una mayoría simple del 73 por ciento en total.  A la legislación le faltaron 6 votos en la Cámara de los Laicos.Desde esa votación, la Cámara de los Obispos de la Iglesia se ha reunido en tres ocasiones en un intento de elaborar un plan rápido y eficaz para que las mujeres lleguen al episcopado. Un equipo de trabajo, creado [a ese objeto] en diciembre pasado por la Cámara de los Obispos, preparó un informe en el que proponía cuatro opciones posibles para la forma de la nueva legislación. Los obispos, reunidos en mayo, decidieron recomendar la “Opción Uno”  como “la legislación más sencilla” para legalizar que las mujeres lleguen a ser obispos.(Un informe de la Cámara de los Obispos y del equipo de trabajo al Sínodo General puede encontrarse aquí.El Sínodo aceptó dos de nueve enmiendas propuestas, que se debatieron el 8 de julio.Una enmienda, presentada por el obispo Trevor Willmott, de la Diócesis de Dover, pide la inclusión de un “procedimiento conciliatorio forzoso para las parroquias en que los obispos diocesanos estén obligados a participar”.La enmienda de Willmott es probable que apacigüe a algunos tradicionalistas que, durante el debate del 8 de julio, dijeron que la Opción Uno contemplaba menos disposiciones de las que existían conforme a la legislación anterior que fracasó en noviembre pasado. Los partidarios de la moción dijeron que estaban ansiosos de que la legislación se pusiera en vigor sin dilación para posibilitar que las mujeres llegaran a ser obispos al menos en 2015.La otra enmienda que se presentó, propuesta por Keith Malcouronne, miembro laico del Sínodo y representante por la Diócesis de Guildford, insta que “el proceso que facilita el diálogo continúe usándose en sus detalles importantes en la formulación y consideración del anteproyecto de legislación”.El sábado 6 de julio, la labor de diálogos facilitados [conversaciones en pequeños grupos usualmente con el auxilio de un moderador] le dieron a los miembros del Sínodo la oportunidad de reflexionar y discutir sobre el tema de las mujeres en el episcopado. Muchos miembros del Sínodo dijeron, mientras se preparaban para el debate y la votación del 8 de julio, que estas conversaciones habían resultado útiles.La legislación del 8 de julio, que fue redactada por la Cámara de los Obispos durante su reunión de mayo, reafirmó su compromiso con la admisión de mujeres al episcopado “como un asunto de urgencia”.El arzobispo de Cantórbery, Justin Welby, le recordó al Sínodo que “que no se trata de si [las mujeres llegarán a ser obispos], sino de cómo… El enfoque que tenemos ante nosotros es un radical camino hacia delante… ofrece la posibilidad de crear confianza, de darle espacio a la imaginación”, y compromete “a ordenar a las mujeres exactamente sobre las mismas bases que a los hombres y que ambos florezcan juntos en todas las partes de la Iglesia”.El obispo Nigel Stock, de la Diócesis de St. Edmundsbury e Ipswich, presidió el equipo de trabajo que recomendó las cuatro opciones.Antes del debate de cinco horas de duración, él le dijo al Sínodo que debía recordar que la votación no representa la etapa final para las decisiones. Más bien “proporcionará un marco para ulterior creatividad”.Expresó que dos rondas de diálogos facilitados celebrados anteriormente este año y que incluyeron a muchos miembros de la Iglesia de Inglaterra con diferentes puntos de vista habían desempeñado un papel importante en darle corporeidad a la legislación que los obispos habían propuesto al Sínodo.Una mayoría de la cámara favoreció la Opción Uno por su claridad y simplicidad, agregó.Stock también reconoció que había habido “un profundo desconcierto y tristeza” con la decisión del pasado noviembre, y en consecuencia estuvo de acuerdo en que era importante que se formara el comité gestor este mes “para garantizar que podemos completar todas las etapas en 2015”.El obispo Pete Broadbent, de la Diócesis de Willesden, recibió un prolongado aplauso cuando sugirió un nuevo proceso mediante el cual el Sínodo prescindiría de la necesidad de contar con un segundo comité que pudiera revisar la propuesta del comité gestor antes de presentarla al Sínodo.Dijo que el comité gestor podría incluir a más personas de las que se han propuesto actualmente, pero que a ese grupo “se le daría la oportunidad de seguir adelante con el diálogo facilitado y salir con una legislación que tenga la aprobación universal de todos allí. Es una estrategia riesgosa en la medida en que haya personas que digan no puedo hacer esto… [pero] es una manera diferente de enmarcar lo que hacemos y que podría sencillamente funcionar”.Broadbent agregó que el comité de revisión había sido “la parte tóxica del proceso la última vez”, diciendo que había estado allí [el comité de revisión] para detenerse en tiquismiquis. Con su propuesta, la legislación pasaría directamente a la etapa de revisión en el Sínodo con el pleno apoyo y propiedad del comité gestor. “Eso hace que la autoridad de algo que se presente en el Sínodo tenga mucho más fuerza de lo usual”, afirmó. “Redefinamos la manera de hacerlo… y podríamos evitar que el tren choque”.Varios de los oradores que siguieron, incluido Welby, ofrecieron su apoyo a la propuesta de Broadbent.El obispo Christopher Lowson, de la Diócesis de Lincoln, dijo que muchas personas estaban “desestabilizadas por lo sucedido en noviembre. La cuestión que he estado sopesando era cómo Dios estaba presente durante una amarga desilusión. En lugar de enfadarnos… haríamos mejor en buscar la Providencia de Dios en el proceso…La gracia de Dios se encuentra a nuestro alcance mientras nos esforzamos juntos en [cumplir] su voluntad… Espero que podamos trabajar juntos para comenzar el viaje de nuevo, pero de diferente manera… Es una gran tarea porque ha habido años de sospechas… Al final estaremos en un mejor lugar… con un ministerio ordenado que pueda ser celebrado por todos… Afirmará nuestra capacidad de manejar la diversidad con respeto”.El Rdo. Roderick Thomas, de la Diócesis de Exeter, dijo que él hablaba por la mayoría de los evangélicos al decir que no quería “que nos encontráramos de nuevo en la posición donde estábamos en noviembre. No queremos tener que bloquear a la clara mayoría si este Sínodo y esta Iglesia ven a las obispas en su debido lugar”.Thomas dijo que durante uno de los debates facilitados en los cuales él había participado a principios de este año “convinimos en que cualquier legislación futura debería ser más sencilla y sensible. Pero esta opción no tiene nada de esto. Carece de alcance para extenderse más. Si aprobamos la moción tal como está… entonces no habremos logrado ese objetivo de la mutua floración, porque en lugar de permitir a la gente de mi integridad que florezcan en la Iglesia habrá una sensación de lacerante ansiedad por nuestra parte. Pídanle al Sínodo que no tome un rumbo que vaya a conducir a la confrontación. Queremos posibilitar que voten en la legislación y eso sólo podrá lograrse aprobando una de las útiles enmiendas que abra la oportunidad antes de la medida y dentro de los Cánones”.La Rda. Karen Hutchinson, de la Diócesis de Guildford, dijo que ella apoyaba la Opción Uno sin enmiendas, porque percibía [las enmiendas] como un contrato prenupcial en que se toman medidas precautorias en caso de que algo falle. “Esto  no es sólo una distracción de nuestra obra como testigos del amor de Dios, sino que tiene la posibilidad de causar más perjuicio a nuestras relaciones”, afirmó. “Yo quiero seguir siendo parte de la misma Iglesia con aquellos que no reconocen mi ministerio. Eso no es fácil… pero por la gracia de Dios es posible amarnos los unos a los otros incluso cuando discrepamos… Por favor, pongamos nuestra energía en crear relaciones que nos sostendrán en el trayecto a seguir. Ésta es una oportunidad para un nuevo comienzo, una oportunidad para trabajar de una manera diferente y más relacional, que será muchísimo más saludable”.Entre tanto, Anthony Berry, miembro laico de la Diócesis de Chester, objetó que de las nueve personas que habían sido llamadas a hablar desde el podio, sólo una era mujer.Rebecca Swinson, de 27 años, miembro ex oficio del Sínodo y miembro del Consejo de los Arzobispos de la Iglesia de Inglaterra, dijo que “las mujeres sacerdotes es algo para mí normal, no es nuevo”.“Los he escuchado disputar sobre esto durante 27 años”, dijo, aunque admitió que no había prestado mucha atención cuando tenía un año de edad. “La Opción Uno es la cosa más fácil para mí de explicar en el pub. Ofrece una oportunidad bastante buena para aquellos de nosotros que no están tan embebidos en el debate… Sí, necesitamos tener algo que no esté tan basado en la ley… Finalmente, espero que mis hijos oirán de mí una diferente normalidad y que no volverán a oír las palabra “obispas”, porque las verán”.El texto completo de la resolución final aprobada el 8 de julio por el Sínodo General de la Iglesia de Inglaterra sigue a continuación: ‘Que este Sínodo:(a) reafirma su compromiso de admitir mujeres al episcopado como un asunto de urgencia; (b) instruye al Comité de Nombramientos que nombre este mes a un Comité Gestor que estará a cargo del anteproyecto de la legislación requerido a ese fin; (c) instruye al Comité de Asuntos que tome las disposiciones [pertinentes] para que la fase de la Primera Consideración de ese anteproyecto de legislación se aborde en el conjunto de sesiones de noviembre de 2013, de manera que las fases sucesivas puedan ajustarse al calendario establecido en el párrafo 141 del anexo al GS [Sínodo General] 1886; e (d) instruye al Comité Gestor a preparar el anteproyecto de la legislación sobre las bases descritas en los párrafos 79-88 del anexo al GS 1886 como “opción uno” con la adición de un procedimiento conciliatorio para las parroquias en que los obispos diocesanos estén obligados a participar, e invita a la Cámara de los Obispos a someter a la consideración del Sínodo en las sesiones de febrero de 2014 un anteproyecto de Ley del Sínodo o un anteproyecto de declaración de la Cámara para acompañar el anteproyecto de la legislación. (e) insta a que “el proceso de los diálogos facilitados se sigan usando en algunos momentos importantes de la formulación y debate del anteproyecto de legislación”. Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Knoxville, TN Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Por Matthew DaviesPosted Jul 10, 2013 An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Historia del ministerio ordenado de las mujeresEn julio de 2005, 13 años después de aceptar la ordenación de mujeres al presbiterado, el Sínodo General emprendió su firme trayectoria para permitirles que llegaran a ser obispos, al aprobar una moción para eliminar los obstáculos legales para ordenar mujeres al episcopado.En julio de 2006, el Sínodo pidió que se exploraran las disposiciones prácticas y legislativas para la admisión de mujeres en el episcopado. También pidió que se formara un equipo legislativo de redacción que preparara un anteproyecto y la necesaria enmienda canónica para eliminar los obstáculos legales.En su conjunto de sesiones de julio de 2008, el Sínodo acordó que era el “deseo de su mayoría… que las mujeres fuesen admitidas en el episcopado” y afirmaba que “se dispondría de acomodos especiales, dentro de las estructuras existentes de la Iglesia de Inglaterra, para los que, por razones de convicción teológica, no puedan recibir el ministerio de mujeres como obispos o presbíteros”.El Sínodo General aprobó en febrero de 2009 enviar un anteproyecto sobre la admisión de mujeres en el episcopado a un comité de revisión, de manera que pudiera reelaborar la legislación.El comité de revisión se reunió 16 veces a partir de mayo de 2009 y debatió 114 presentaciones de miembros del Sínodo y 183 adicionales presentadas por otras personas. En mayo de 2010, el comité publicó un informe de 142 páginas, en el cual ofrecía un análisis detallado del anteproyecto de la legislación a tiempo para que el Sínodo de julio de 2010 lo debatiera y lo sometiera a votación.El Sínodo de julio de 2010 respaldó la legislación que allanaba el camino para que las mujeres llegaran a ser obispos y sometía la medida a la consideración de los sínodos diocesanos. Una mayoría de los sínodos diocesanos debía aprobar la medida para que regresara al Sínodo General.De julio de 2010 a febrero de 2012, 42 de los 44 sínodos diocesanos de toda Inglaterra aprobaron la legislación en apoyo a la ordenación de mujeres como obispos.El Sínodo General de 2012 rechazó una tentativa de ofrecerles mayores concesiones a los que se oponían a las mujeres obispos. Esas concesiones eran esencialmente una enmienda a la legislación que le habría permitido a dos obispos ejercer funciones episcopales dentro de la misma jurisdicción mediante la “coordinación” de sus ministerios.El 20 de noviembre de 2012, el Sínodo General rechazó la legislación que le habría permitido a las mujeres llegar a ser obispos. La legislación, llamada una medida, exigió una mayoría de dos tercios en las tres cámaras —de los laicos, de los clérigos y de los obispos— en el Sínodo General, que es el principal cuerpo gobernante de la Iglesia reunido en la Cámara de la Iglesia en Westminster. La medida fue aprobada en las cámaras de los obispos y del clero, pero no lo fue en la Cámara de los Laicos por falta de 6 votos. Los laicos votaron 132 a favor, 74 en contra, con 0 abstenciones; los clérigos 148 a favor, 45 en contra, con 0 abstenciones;  los obispos 44 a favor, 3 en contra, con 2 abstenciones.El largo camino hacia la aceptación de las mujeres en el ministerio ordenado en la Comunión Anglicana comenzó en 1920 cuando la Conferencia de Lambeth (mediante las Resoluciones 47-52) se pronunció a favor de que el diaconado de las mujeres se restaurara “formal y canónicamente”, añadiendo que debía ser reconocido a través de la Comunión.La primera presbítera en la Comunión, la Rda. Li Tim-Oi, fue ordenada en Hong Kong en 1944. Debido a la presión externa, renunció a su licencia —pero no a sus órdenes sagradas— luego de la segunda guerra mundial. En 1971, la Rda. Jane Hwang y la Rda. Joyce Bennett fueron ordenadas presbíteras en la Diócesis de Hong Kong, aunque sus ministerios no fueron reconocidos en muchas partes de la Comunión Anglicana.En 1974, hubo una ordenación “irregular” de 11 mujeres en la Iglesia Episcopal de Estados Unidos, que autorizó oficialmente la ordenación de mujeres al sacerdocio dos años más tarde.La Rvdma. Barbara Harris, actualmente jubilada, fue electa obispa sufragánea de Massachusetts en 1988 y se convirtió en la primera obispa de la Comunión Anglicana luego de su consagración y ordenación en 1989.La Rvdma. Penelope Jamieson hizo historia en 1989 cuando fue electa obispa de la Diócesis de Dunedin, Nueva Zelanda, y se convirtió en la primera obispa diocesana de la Comunión Anglicana.La Rvdma. Mary Adelia McLeod, que fue ordenada sacerdote en 1980, fue consagrada en 1993 como obispa de la Diócesis de Vermont, convirtiéndose en la primera obispa diocesana de la Iglesia Episcopal en EE.UU. Ella se jubiló en 2001.La Rda.  canóniga Nerva Cot Aguilera se convirtió en la primera obispa anglicana en América Latina cuando fue consagrada obispa sufragánea de la Iglesia Episcopal de Cuba en junio de 2007.La Rda. Ellinah Ntombi Wamukoya fue ordenada obispa de Suazilandia el 17 de noviembre de 2012 para convertirse en la primera obispa de cualquiera de las 12 provincias anglicanas de África.La Iglesia de Inglaterra abrió las puertas del presbiterado a las mujeres en noviembre de 1992, cinco años después de que las mujeres fueron ordenadas al diaconado por primera vez. Más de 5.000 mujeres han sido ordenadas sacerdotes en Inglaterra desde 1994 y en la actualidad representan el 40 por ciento de todo el clero.– Matthew Davies es redactor y reportero de Episcopal News Service. Traducción de Vicente Echerri. Youth Minister Lorton, VA Submit a Job Listing Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK La Iglesia de Inglaterra reactiva sus planes de abrir el episcopado a las mujeres Un comité gestor prepara la legislación que ha de someterse a votación en noviembre Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Curate Diocese of Nebraska Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Rector Pittsburgh, PA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Washington, DC Featured Events Rector Collierville, TN The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group last_img read more

  • Coverage of Executive Council, January 2015

    first_img Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Albany, NY Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Rector Collierville, TN AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Hopkinsville, KY Submit a Job Listing Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Executive Council January 2015 Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Associate Rector Columbus, GA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Rector Knoxville, TN Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Posted Jan 9, 2015 Executive Council, Rector Washington, DC Submit a Press Release Rector Bath, NC Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Tampa, FL Rector Pittsburgh, PA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Director of Music Morristown, NJ Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Smithfield, NC Press Release Service Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud: Crossing continents and cultures with the most beautiful instrument you’ve never heard Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 Tags Youth Minister Lorton, VA Coverage of Executive Council, January 2015 Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Submit an Event Listing Featured Jobs & Calls Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Featured Events Rector Belleville, IL Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Shreveport, LA TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AKlast_img read more

  • Western North Carolina Bishop Taylor will resign in September 2016

    first_img Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET April 6, 2015 at 5:42 pm It is my thought that Bishop Taylor will find other avenues and venues to do God work that will be a benefit to the church and mankind…………From where I sit and according to many friends in WNC he has done good work and for this we give thank to God for his blessings Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Rector Hopkinsville, KY Comments (3) John Andrews says: Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Carl S. Hoveland says: Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Featured Events Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA April 27, 2015 at 1:56 pm As an active member of St Gregory Episcopal parish in Athens, GA where Bishop Taylor was our priest, I feel that you have been fortunate to have had this talented and dedicated man as your bishop. He is still missed by our parish, a man who accomplished much and was loved by his parishioners. I wish him the best in whatever he does after serving as your bishop.Carl S. Hoveland Rector Bath, NC Rector Collierville, TN Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Western North Carolina Bishop Taylor will resign in September 2016 This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Tags Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Richard McClellan says: Submit an Event Listing Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Washington, DC Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Knoxville, TN Cathedral Dean Boise, ID New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group center_img Submit a Job Listing An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud: Crossing continents and cultures with the most beautiful instrument you’ve never heard Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 Posted Apr 2, 2015 Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS May 8, 2015 at 9:41 pm Have had the pleasure to attend services at Good Shepherd in Cashiers and St. Phillips in Brevard, two of Bishop Taylor’s parishes. Great folks. All of God’s blessings in retirement Bishop Taylor. An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Martinsville, VA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA House of Bishops, Featured Jobs & Calls People Press Release Service Rector Pittsburgh, PA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Albany, NY Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Tampa, FL Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Belleville, IL The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Comments are closed. Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR [Episcopal Diocese of Western North Carolina] Diocese of Western North Carolina Bishop G. Porter Taylor recently announced the he will resign at the end of September 2016.Taylor, 65, was consecrated as the sixth bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Western North Carolina on Sept. 18, 2004.He included the following letter in the March 26 edition of the weekly diocesan e-newsletter.Dear Brothers and Sisters,For every time there is a season. I have been honored to be your bishop for this past decade. It has been a privilege beyond my dreams. I have travelled the globe and represented you to the wider Church. Most of all, I have been honored to be part of your lives and your parishes’ lives as your bishop — to confirm/receive, to baptize, to ordain, to celebrate new ministries, to bury, to celebrate and give thanks to the Lord. We have labored together; we have started new initiatives; we have been blessed by the Lord in smooth and rocky times.After much prayer and deep conversations, it has become clear to me that God is calling me to something else. In 2016 I will be 66 and am convinced that this is the time for me and the diocese to begin a new chapter. I have consulted with the Standing Committee. They are prepared to move the nomination/election process forward appropriately.Therefore, at the Renewal of Vows on March 26, I will announce that I will ask the Executive Council to authorize the election of the Seventh Bishop of WNC on October 1, 2016.I give thanks for our ministry. Working with you has been a joy. I am absolutely assured that “all will be well and all manner of things will be well.”Grace and peace,+G. Porter TaylorBishop, Diocese of WNC Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Shreveport, LA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Submit a Press Release Rector Smithfield, NC In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY last_img read more

  • Compass Rose Society launches $10 million Anglican Communion endowment

    first_img Director of Music Morristown, NJ An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Tags Submit an Event Listing Rector Tampa, FL Featured Events New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Curate Diocese of Nebraska The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Anglican Communion Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Featured Jobs & Calls Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Posted Nov 9, 2017 Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest [Anglican Communion News Service] The Compass Rose Society was founded in 1997 by a global group of Anglicans to support the work of the Anglican Communion. In two decades, the Society’s 400-plus members have donated more than $10 million to support the work of the Anglican Consultative Council and the international ministry of the Archbishop of Canterbury. The society is now looking to cement its support for the future by creating a $10 million endowment.Read the full article here. Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Belleville, IL Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Washington, DC Rector Collierville, TN Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Shreveport, LA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Submit a Press Release Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Martinsville, VA Submit a Job Listing Rector Albany, NY Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Cathedral Dean Boise, ID In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Pittsburgh, PA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Press Release Service Rector Hopkinsville, KY Compass Rose Society launches $10 million Anglican Communion endowment Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Bath, NC Rector Smithfield, NC Associate Rector Columbus, GAlast_img read more

  • Washington National Cathedral announces staff layoffs as COVID-19 hits finances

    first_img COVID-19 Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group By Egan MillardPosted Jun 17, 2020 Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Featured Events Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Press Release Service Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Martinsville, VA Washington National Cathedral announces staff layoffs as COVID-19 hits finances In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Submit an Event Listing Rector Bath, NC Submit a Press Release Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Shreveport, LA Submit a Job Listing Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Director of Music Morristown, NJ This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Pittsburgh, PA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Tags Rector Collierville, TN Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Smithfield, NC TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Tampa, FL Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Photo: Washington National Cathedral[Episcopal News Service] Washington National Cathedral announced on June 16 that it is making staff cuts “that are both necessary and hard to accept” as the economic damage from the COVID-19 pandemic mounts.Effective July 1, the cathedral will reduce its full-time workforce by 15%, eliminating 13 full-time and 13 part-time positions. Another 12 full-time employees will be fully or partially furloughed, and most remaining part-time employees will work fewer hours, the Very Rev. Randolph Marshall Hollerith, dean of the cathedral, announced on Facebook.“I want you to know that these are more than mere numbers on a spreadsheet; each decision involves painful change for treasured colleagues and friends, and it grieves me deeply,” Hollerith wrote. “In my 30 years of ordained ministry, this is the hardest set of decisions I’ve ever had to make.”Hollerith said he and other senior cathedral staffers will take a 20% pay cut, all employees will see reduced benefits in the coming year, and all raises and new hires will be paused until further notice.Though the National Cathedral has maintained a robust online presence, “three months of closure due to the pandemic have had serious negative consequences on our finances,” Hollerith wrote, stressing that the cuts are the result of “forces beyond our control” and not mismanagement or poor planning.In fact, after years of financial struggles – mostly due to the damage caused by a 2011 earthquake – the cathedral’s finances had been on the upswing. The past four years had seen consecutive budget surpluses, and fiscal year 2019 saw major increases in membership, visitors and income. Congregational giving went up 39% from the previous year, and event and program revenue went up 50%.Now visitors, events and programming – which make up over 20% of the cathedral’s operating revenue – are gone for the foreseeable future. The staff cuts mostly affect the cathedral’s tourism and events management departments, Hollerith said.“Out of a commitment to responsible and sustainable financial stewardship, we need to reduce the cathedral’s footprint until a vaccine is developed and the public feels comfortable gathering in large groups once again,” he wrote. “Cathedral life has shifted these last three months, and we need a budget that reflects our new reality, for as long as it lasts.”The cathedral will continue cultivating its online ministries, focusing on worship, music and “the two pandemics that plague us: COVID-19 and the sin of racism,” Hollerith wrote.“I ask you to join me in prayer for each member of our cathedral family who is impacted by these changes,” he added. “We will make every attempt to support them personally and professionally, and we will walk with them through this transition.”– Egan Millard is an assistant editor and reporter for Episcopal News Service. He can be reached at [email protected] Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Albany, NY Youth Minister Lorton, VA Associate Rector Columbus, GA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Knoxville, TN Featured Jobs & Calls Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Belleville, IL Curate Diocese of Nebraska Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Washington, DC last_img read more